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Based on the Mahabharata and the play written by Jean-Claude Carrière


Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord (Paris, France)

Adapted and directed by PETER BROOK and MARIE-HÉLÈNE ESTIENNE
Music – Toshi Tsuchitori
Costumes – Oria Puppo
Lighting – Philippe Vialatte

Carole Karemera, Jared McNeill, Ery Nzaramba, and Sean O’Callaghan
Musician – Toshi Tsuchitori

Premiere on September 15, 2015 at Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord

Presented in English with Russian subtitles

“If we have decided to come back to this work now, it is because there was the need to find something relevant for us today. The Indians say – and it could sound a little vain – that everything is contained in the Mahabharata and if it is not in the Mahabharata, then it does not exist.
This great epic from thousands of years ago has grown over the years, assimilating the most important cosmic and metaphysical ideas alongside the simplest things from everyday life.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Peter Brook

“The luminous acting by the barefoot,multi-ethnic cast of four beautifully serves the production's beguiling mix of grave sorrow and mischievous levity.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The Independent

“At a time when theatre is giddy with technology, you are struck by the way economical means are used to maximum effect.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The Guardian

“The play Battlefield, performed at the Bouffesdu Nord by four visionary actors and an inspired musician, is a miracle of wisdom and poetry.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Les Echos

June 28, 29, 30
Theatre of Nations (Main Stage)
1 h 10 min without intermission